• Short Summary

    THE NEW SIERRA LEONE AMBASSADOR TO THE IVORY COAST LIEUTENANT-COLONEL AMBROSE GENDA, PRESENTED HIS CREDENTIALS TO PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY IN ABIDJAN LAST THURSDAY (14 MARCH).

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    THE NEW SIERRA LEONE AMBASSADOR TO THE IVORY COAST LIEUTENANT-COLONEL AMBROSE GENDA, PRESENTED HIS CREDENTIALS TO PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY IN ABIDJAN LAST THURSDAY (14 MARCH).

    COLONEL GENDA WAS INVOLVED IN LAST YEAR'S POWER CHANGE IN SIERRA LEONE. A GROUP OF YOUNG ARMY OFFICERS SEIZED POWER FROM THE PRIME MINISTER, SIR ALBERT MARGAI, AFTER A DISPUTED ELECTION IN MARCH. THEY FORMED A NATIONAL REFORMATION COUNCIL AND NAMED COLONEL GENDA AS THEIR NEW CHAIRMAN. COLONEL GENDA, THEN SERVING WITH HIS COUNTRY'S MISSION AT THE UNITED NATIONS, FLEW HOME VIA LONDON. HE WAS JOINED ON THE AIRCRAFT AT LONDON BY COLONEL ANDREW JIXON-SMITH, WHO WAS ATTENDING A JOINT SERVICES STAFF COURSE. COLONEL JUXON-SMITH WAS TO TAKE A LESSER JOB ON THE REFORMATION COUNCIL. HOWEVER, A DRAMATIC ANNOUNCEMENT FROM FREETOWN JUST BEFORE THE TWO MILITARY MEN LEFT LONDON SAID THAT COLONEL GENDA HAD BEEN REPLACED BY HIS COLLEAGUE AS THE COUNCIL'S CHAIRMAN.

    THE CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP, IT WAS EXPLAINED, WAS TO MAINTAIN SIERRA LEONE'S TRIBAL AND REGIONAL BALANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA64Z8M9VC7BVSR1IGUDVZGECCI
    Media URN:
    VLVA64Z8M9VC7BVSR1IGUDVZGECCI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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